Our Community

Community matters, and our residents love the small-town feeling and big city amenities they find in Mid-Illinois. The region offers a welcoming atmosphere where individuals can enjoy the connectedness of a close-knit community while also having access to a wide range of conveniences. Mid-Illinois truly embodies the best of both worlds.

The Intersection of Community and Convenience

In Mid-Illinois, the commute times are easy, the cost of living is low, and the communities are welcoming.

Champaign County

  • Population: 209,999
  • Median Age: 29.58
  • Labor Force Size: 110,718
  • Household Median Income: $51,342
  • Commute time: 17 minutes
  • Higher Education:
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • Parkland College
  • Healthcare:
    • Carle Health
    • Christie Clinic

Greater Peoria Region

  • Population: 389,000
  • Median Age: 29.58
  • Labor Force Size: 180,000
  • Household Medium Income: $55,949
  • Commute time: 17.5 minutes
  • Higher Education:
    • Bradley University
    • Illinois Central College
  • Healthcare:
    • OSF Healthcare

Decatur & Macon County

  • Population: 102,432
  • Medium Age: 41.5
  • Labor Force Size: 46,850
  • Household Medium Income: $46,807
  • Commute Time: 18.3 minutes
  • Higher Education:
    • Millikin University
    • Richland Community College
  • Healthcare:
    • Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
    • Memorial Healthcare System

Springfield & Sangamon County

  • Population: 194,734
  • Median Age: 40.8
  • Labor Force Size: 99,950
  • Household Median Income: $68,466
  • Commute time: 19.6 minutes
  • Higher Education
    • University of Illinois Springfield
    • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Healthcare:
    • Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
    • Springfield Clinic
    • Memorial Healthcare System

Bloomington-Normal

  • Population: 170,954
  • Medium Age: 31.7
  • Labor Force Size: 95,173
  • Household Medium Income: $66,130
  • Commute Time: 18.1 minutes
  • Higher Education
    • Illinois State University
    • Illinois Wesleyan University
    • Heartland Community College
  • Healthcare:
    • OSF Healthcare

Tuscola

  • Population: 4,654
  • Median Age: 38.9
  • Labor Force Size: 2,285
  • Household Medium Income: $68,019
  • Commute Time: 20 minutes
  • Healthcare:
    • Carle Health
    • Christie Clinic

Our Workplaces

Mid-Illinois Collaborative is an interconnected community of opportunity and equal access. We are a strong promoter of diversity and equity in the workplace, and together we are committed to cultivating a culture of respect and inclusion. A wide range of major industries call this area home, including advanced manufacturing, agriculture, research and development, and transportation. These thriving industries not only create employment opportunities but also foster innovation, drive technological advancements, and establish the region as a hub for diverse business activities.


Our Attractions

All work and no play certainly make for a dull time, which is why Mid-Illinois offers a variety of attractions and family-friendly destinations for all to enjoy.

Attractions

Visit our vibrant region and immerse yourself in a world of captivating attractions and historical landmarks that make our community truly extraordinary. Let the stories of the past inspire you as you make your way through Abraham Lincoln’s home, unwind in nature at one of the numerous lakes, parks, or botanical gardens, or play the day away at an award-winning zoo, waterpark, or children’s museum.